On a brisk October day, Michigan State faced off against its hated rival, the University of Big Sister (also known as Michigan).
The game had the makings of a rivalry showdown: inclement weather, hard-hitting defenses, emphasis on the run, a Michigan comeback and a fourth-quarter Sparty meltdown.
But what didn't happen this time was a MSU overtime debacle.
After a crucial interception and a Larry Caper touchdown rumble, it appears as though the tables may be turning in this rivalry.
Inside the stadium, in the lower bowl, ready to rock and roll!
Both teams prepare for an ESPN Instant Classic
What's the best way to pick the MSU quarterback—flip a coin.
Sparty loyalists were out in full force.
My best attempt to photographically capture MSU spirit.
The Spartan hoopsters reminded everyone that Michigan basketball isn't much of a rival.
If you've never seen the drumline, you're missing out.
Hoping for no Sparty collapse. It happened, of course
Spartan Stadium getting a little noisy on third down
My main man in the middle
Not my main man under center
Couldn't have found a metaphor if I had tried
The general sentiment afterwards.
I would stop pestering a little brother that keeps beating me, but that's just me.